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CC's 2019 Garden

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by CrealCritter, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Mar 5, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    It's Tuesday March 5th and there is still some snow on the ground. But here I am watching the weather like a hawk, just waiting for a window to get my hands dirty in the garden.
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    I took 1/2 day off work Thursday March 7th to set out my "seedlings" into my spring garden. I'm taking my chances with the weather guessers.
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    I got to at least get the onions and broccoli planted. I can't raise the lights up any higher on the bottom row of my seedling table.

    Depending on how fast my daughter and I can work, I would like to get the cauliflower cabbages and brussels (middle row) planted also. Its a lot to set out in a afternoon though. But its beyond time to set the babies free.
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    I'm one sick puppy that's been smitten by the gardening bug.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    Have you hardened them off yet????
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Nope... Look at the weather guessers forecast above. Some years I harden off other years I don't. It all depends on the weather, clouds and temperatures. Two days of rain and clouds then two days of mostly sunny.

    We will most likely will get the cauliflower, cabbages & brussels set out Monday afternoon & evening (I may take another half day off from work Monday) then its 3 days of clouds and or rain.

    Small tiny windows but a guy has got to take every opportunity he's got.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2019
    BarredBuff

    BarredBuff El Presidente de Pollo

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    You're a lot braver than me! I"m behind about two weeks on my plants. The broccoli and cabbage are just now sprouting. I like to wait a little longer I guess.
     
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    Seedlings are looking good, CC. Hope the weather cooperates for you!
     
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    Looks great! I'm more than a month behind. I have everything ready to start setting seed - except the potting soil I bought yesterday is still frozen! It's in my kitchen. I might be able to plant tonight.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Here's my little 25'x50' spring/fall garden, nice and cleaned off from a few months ago. It looks lonely and dead doesn't it? :( The pasture still has a little snow on the ground just on the other side of the first creek. But its warming up... It's sunny & 27 degrees already :)
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    Been looking forward to getting my hands dirty in the garden. This time tomorrow I'll be in the garden :celebrate
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Nice... Not the rain in the forecast but the forcasted temperatures are nice. I don't mind a little mud :)

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    We have over 2 feet of snow blanketing everything, some places we have 3' drifts and I am not talking about where we pile snow from the driveway... I see a couple of spots where the dogs may be able to cross the 4' fence to have a "fun day" in the neighborhood. I will have to get out there and knock down the snow along the fence.
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    We are forecast for a snowstorm Saturday night into Sunday. blah .. so done with the snow!!
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    I hear you. We don't have any where near as much snow as you do. Total snow fall has been down a bit this year, but we've been hit by bitter cold during the latter part of the winter.
     

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